Why the Erazo decision is not really a meaningful step forward

You may have already heard that Brampton father Oliver Erazo won an Ontario Superior Court case against the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. What a victory for secularism, right? Well, no, not really. Continue reading

PBS to Air Your Inner Fish, Wednesday April 9

This Wednesday, April 9, PBS will air Your Inner Fish, a three part television series based on Neil Shubin’s book of the same title. The book traces the evolution of the human body back millions of years to early fish and includes the famous Tiktaalik, the late Devonian fish Shubin and his team discovered in the Canadian … Continue reading

Charter Or No Charter, Quebec Will Be Just Fine

Even as the upcoming provincial election in Quebec appears to be slipping away from the Parti Québécois, the PQ’s Quebec Charter of Values continues to fan the flames of controversy within and beyond the borders of la belle province. Most of the discussion that I’ve seen, at least, has focussed … Continue reading

When Discrimination Against Atheists Means Death

Atheists in constitutional democracies have it pretty good. Yes, we still face discrimination and bigotry but thankfully, the secular values of a constitutional democracy protect us legally against discrimination. Think of what it is like to live in an absolute monarchy that relies on religious courts to judge its citizens … Continue reading

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